Just to be different I’m not going to rail about the weather today.
No, today I’m going to rail about the inability of so many people to *cope* with the weather. It’s that kind of I-have-no-clue-how-to-drive-in-the-snow attitude that made southern Ontario mediocre.
I was in meetings most of the afternoon yesterday. I was vaguely aware of the forecast for five centimetres of snow in Toronto. I didn’t look out a window most of the day and when it did finally occur to me to have gander outside it was dark.
The street was wet, but bare. There was some snow on the sidewalks but nothing startling. This was about 545p or so. Later I made my way to Union Station after seeing a fair number of hysterical photos from car traffic on Twitter. I listened to the radio as I walked – the DVP was a parking lot. Conditions were slick around the GTA but things were far, far worse around London and north – where the lake snow tends to be a serious issue.
When I got to the GO station the trains were all on time but there were numerous bus cancellations, which meant that the roads were in bad shape. I figured if I can get to Oakville, I only have a five minute drive home. How bad could it be?
Answer: Bad. Continue reading